On Friday, February 10th, 2023 at approximately 10:00 P.M., Officer Wozniak with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department initiated a traffic stop on U.S. 31 in the area of 13th Road on a blue 2013 Chevrolet passenger car.

During the investigation, the officer detected the odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search was completed and multiple packages of marijuana were located within the vehicle.

Kobe Beard

Two passengers, 24-year-old Kobe L. Beard and 22-year-old Kameron J. Reed, both of Kokoma were taken into custody and transported to the Marshall County Jail. They were both booked for Possession of Marijuana and were given cash bonds of $250. Reed and Beard bonded out of jail just after midnight.

Kameron Reed


***Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.